Today's News

  • Literacy 5K race April 9

    Reece Murphy
    Get ready to run for fun and a good cause in the Lancaster Area Literacy Cooperative’s (LALC) second annual 5K Race for Literacy.
    This year’s race is set for Saturday, April 9 at 8 a.m. at the University of South Carolina at Lancaster.
    More than just a race, the event features an expo on Friday evening from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., a Health and Fitness Fair after the race and much more.

  • Heath Springs Council prioritizes town projects

    Jesef Williams
     HEATH SPRINGS – A new development that provides affordable housing is among the items on Heath Springs’ wish list as officials prepare to apply for a popular pool of federal money.
    Grazier Rhea of the Catawba Regional Council of Governments spoke at this month’s Heath Springs Town Council meeting about Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding, which the town has received in the past.

  • Dollar General gets OK to move

    Jesef Williams
     KERSHAW – Kershaw town officials are all on board with plans to relocate the town’s Dollar General store from Hampton Street to Neal Street.
    Town Council voted unanimously March 21 to adopt an ordinance to rezone property on Neal Street from R-15 (residential) to B-3 (business). The land is next to a strip of South Hampton Street businesses that includes a Bojangles’ restaurant and Rite Aid pharmacy.

  • Mulvaney: Economy needs an overhaul

    Christopher Sardelli
    It’s going to take a drastic overhaul of government spending to get the national economy back on track, says U.S. Rep. Mick Mulvaney.
    For the last three months, Mulvaney, the new representative for the 5th Congressional District, has been busy analyzing the national economy and the government’s budget. Now he’s headed out on the road to discuss the issue with constituents in a series of town hall meetings.

  • Candidates discuss issues

    Jesef Williams
    Democrat Keith Brann pointed to his experience in the tax business. Republican Greg Gregory touted his time spent as a state legislator and Libertarian Stan Smith spoke on his desire to serve and bring new ideas to the table.
    Those three men discussed what they see as their strengths and talked about several issues affecting South Carolina during Tuesday’s Before You Vote candidates forum, held at the Bradley Building at the University of South Carolina at Lancaster.

  • IL residents warned about attempted abduction

    Local authorities are asking Indian Land residents to be on the lookout for a man who may have tried to abduct a child in Waxhaw recently.  

    Sgt. Eric Brown, a crime prevention officer with the Lancaster County Sheriff's Office, sent out a mass e-mail Wednesday to Panhandle residents about the incident. In his e-mail, Brown said he's received several questions about the attempted abduction of a young girl from a Waxhaw neighborhood two weeks ago. 

  • Man shot during armed robbery

    Christopher Sardelli
    A Lancaster man was shot in his side during an armed robbery early Wednesday morning, the third armed robbery in the county this week.
    The 42-year-old victim was found in his SUV shortly after the shooting, as he was honking his horn in a parking lot on Brooklyn Avenue across from Ninth Street in Lancaster, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff's Office incident report.

  • Emperor has no clothes - the sequel

    Since the publication of my guest column on March 9, I have been stopped in stores and on the street and have received numerous calls, cards, e-mails, letters, messages, not only from Lancaster County and Kershaw residents, but from residents of other counties and states – some from people I do not even know. These people are male, female, liberal, conservative, Democrat, Republican and of different ethnicities. Concern about a policy for the wasting of taxpayer money seems to cut across all sorts of lines.

  • Murder suspect pleads guilty


    A Kershaw man was sentenced Monday for the shooting death of another man last year. 

    Circuit Court Judge Brooks Goldsmith sentenced Rodney Thompson, 42, of 215 Jason St., Kershaw, to 24 years in prison after Thompson pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter in the March 27, 2010, death of 28-year-old Kershaw resident Quintal Nehemiah James. 

    Sixth Circuit Solicitor Doug Barfield said Thompson’s trial was set to start this week, but Thompson changed his plea to guilty on Monday. 

  • Consumers keep eye on rising gas prices

    Christopher Sardelli


    Tina Miller sighed as she watched the digital readout climb from $5 to $15 to $30.

    Filling up her tank at Murphy Express on S.C. 9 Bypass, Miller shook her head in disappointment. The price was $3.27 a gallon for regular gas at the station on March 23. This week, it’s $3.45 a gallon. 

    MIller said it’s hard to remember a time when gas wasn't so expensive.